Waitrose to stop selling bagged gardening compost made from peat

Waitrose has brought forward plans to stop selling bagged gardening compost made from peat, pledging to only sell peat-free alternatives by the start of 2022 – helping its customers adopt more sustainable practices in their gardens.  The move will come several years ahead of government plans, which recently announced it intends to ban the sale of compost containing peat to amateur gardeners by the close of the current parliament in 2024. Marija Rompani, Director of Ethics and Sustainability, at the John Lewis Partnership said:  “If rainforests are the lungs of…

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Heathrow takes vital step towards carbon neutrality

Heathrow has announced its investment in an unique project in UK aviation: the restoration of UK peatlands to offset carbon emissions.  Working with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and DEFRA, Heathrow’s first restoration priority will be Little Woolden Moss, part of Chat Moss which is a larger area of peat bog land, west of Manchester, it has been subject to commercial peat extraction for over 15 years.   The restoration of the UK’s peatland bogs, forms part of Heathrow’s plans to be a carbon neutral airport by 2020. By supporting research…

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